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Sway in the wind

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So I got a 2012 skyactiv. I love the car but I hate how easily the wind pushes the car around the road. Is there anything I can change or do to stop this. I was thinking better sway bars but do those help in the wind or just when cornering? Thanksort in advance.

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Hey guys.
So I got a 2012 skyactiv. I love the car but I hate how easily the wind pushes the car around the road. Is there anything I can change or do to stop this. I was thinking better sway bars but do those help in the wind or just when cornering? Thanksort in advance.
Swaybars will not help; as you said they're for curves and cornering. The only recommendations I have are to check the tire pressure (I've had cars with pressure set too high become very squirrelly), and have the alignment checked (all four wheels). Beyond that, I can only say smaller cars with fast steering rates (like the Mazda3) are harder to control in gusty conditions until you get used to the faster steering response.

As a side note, when I switch between our van, our Accord, and our Mazda3 I find it takes me a day or two to get used to the faster steering of the Mazda.

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Swaybars will not help; as you said they're for curves and cornering. The only recommendations I have are to check the tire pressure (I've had cars with pressure set too high become very squirrelly), and have the alignment checked (all four wheels). Beyond that, I can only say smaller cars with fast steering rates (like the Mazda3) are harder to control in gusty conditions until you get used to the faster steering response.

As a side note, when I switch between our van, our Accord, and our Mazda3 I find it takes me a day or two to get used to the faster steering of the Mazda.
Thanks, I didn't think they would I just wanted to confirm. Tire Pressure and alignment are good and it does it all over the board. From 30-36psi. It's not hard to control it's just annoying having to always steer into the wind lol. I figured it was something I would just have to live with.

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